Welcome to the NT Mental Health Coalition
The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed (NGO) mental health sector in the Northern Territory. The NTMHC has a network of around 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of about 35 organisations across the Northern Territory.
NTMHC engages and consults regularly with the NGO community mental health sector, its’ members and stakeholders through workshops, surveys, forums, one on one discussions, social media, events such as Mental Health Week promotion, phone and email contact.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Roundtables 2017
Please view the video/audio and pictures to our first two roundtables (below).
Roundtables were held in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy.
All consultations, roundtables and service profile reviews have now been completed. A final report has gone to the Northern Territory Primary Health Network and upon confirmation from the NT PHN the full report and recommendations will be posted to our website.
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View report here
Joint Standing Committees Report: Provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition – August 2017
View the report here
There will be a public forum presented by Neil Cole, Associate Professor of Mental Health Research based at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne to speak on PTSD,Suicide Prevention and General Mental Health. Click here
Menzies School of Health Research is offering 2 workshops, one in Darwin and one in Alice Springs.
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ABC Radio Darwin 18 July 2017
Mental health advocates in Katherine are questioning the efficiency of support services in the town, despite the recent announcement of federal funding for a new youth mental health service. Read more here
Community Mental Health Australia invites you to attend the NDIS Mental Health Conference 16-17 November 2017. To register click here
What do federal government policy initiatives look like when they ‘trickle down’ to individual groups, communities and people? Inevitably they will have different implications in different situations.
A recent roundtable in the remote Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek was convened amidst intersecting policy changes, including those addressing mental health, disability and the delivery of primary care.
Resources, tools and products for the disability sector. Click here
Published in partnership with Community Mental Health Australia and the peak community mental health organisations across Australia, the journal exists to encourage discussion and information sharing on material relevant to mental health such as innovative service programs, evolving practice approaches, as well as research and contemporary thinking and evaluation of existing policy and service provision. To view the latest edition – Winter 2017 visit the Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV) website here
NDIS letter outlines the outcome of the FY2017-18 pricing review and the decision to undertake an Independent Pricing Review
Read the letter here
Health justice partnerships involve lawyers and health/community professionals working together to provide better access to justice and improved health and wellbeing outcomes for targeted, vulnerable patients. For more information click here
The Turnbull Government will provide a $47 million boost to front-line services for suicide prevention and directly address a growing community need. Services will be available right across Australia and will include training for at risk families and support groups,...
NDS has released its paper ‘How to get the NDIS on track’ which makes strong recommendations on the necessary way forward for the NDIS.
Understanding Advocacy Practice in Mental Health: a Multidimensional Scalogram Analysis of Case Records
A plan for Queensland’s State-funded Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs.
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The reported prevalence of mental illness in rural and remote Australia appears similar to that of major cities. Access to mental health services are substantially more limited than in major cities. Tragically, rates of self-harm and suicide increase with remoteness. To view the latest Mental Health Fact Sheet click here
The CMHA submission can be accessed on the Productivity Commission website: Click here
Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT) is calling on the Territory and Federal Government to protect existing supports for mental health carers, following the release of a major new report showing informal mental health carers are contributing $13.2 billion annually caring for people with mental illness, 1.7 times more than government investment in mental health services nationally. For the Media Release click here
Click here for the full report
CMHA have completed their 2017-2018 Federal Pre-Budget Submission. The Pre-Budget Submission has been developed in consultation with the States and Territories. The Submission puts forward six defined budget initiatives that are concrete measures to address issues occurring with the various mental health reforms and the NDIS that could be considered for inclusion in the 2017-18 Federal Budget. View the submission here
Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS – The provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition.
The Coalition in partnership with NTCOSS and NT Shelter developed a draft document. It was then decided that each organisation should submit their own submissions highlighting the issues facing the Northern Territory in the rollout of the NDIS. To read the submissions and to see who else provided submissions Click here.
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy
A new strategy for inclusion and action.
LGBTI Australians are more likely to attempt suicide and to harm themselves than the general population. They are also more likely to be diagnosed with a mental disorder. Transgender people aged 18 and over are nearly 11 times more likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and intersex people aged 16 and over are nearly six times more likely. Young LGBTI people – those aged between 16 and 17 – are five times more likely. Now, the peak body for LGBTI health in Australia, the National LGBTI Health Alliance, has created a National LGBTI Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Strategy – the first of its kind in Australia, and a global rarity too.
- NT Quality and Safeguarding Framework
- NT Quality and Safeguarding Domains, Elements and Indicators Guide
- NT Quality and Safeguarding Framework – Presentation – Workshop 04 Nov 16
- NT Quality and Safeguarding Framework Summary Overview
- NT Quality and Safeguarding – Questions and Answers – Workshop 4 Nov 16
The Darwin Mental Health Network is an information sharing and networking opportunity for frontline staff and workers within the Community Mental Health Sector. To join the network and for more information contact Noelene Armstrong, Mental Health Coordinator on 1800 242 636 or Noelene.firstname.lastname@example.org
The NT PHN Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment
This template must be used to submit the Primary Health Network’s (PHN’s) Needs Assessment report to the Department of Health (the Department) by 30 March 2016 as required under Item E.5 of the Standard Funding Agreement with the Commonwealth.
Download the pdf: The NT PHN Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Roundtables: Developing a Model of Stepped Care in the Northern Territory.
The Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration – a Call to Action for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in the Australian mental health system.
Solutions that Work: What the Evidence and Our People Tell Us
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project Report. Click here
Supported by –
Invitation to join free Online Peer Support Forums
– in partnership with SANE Australia
Click on the banner to go directly to the SANE forum web page.
The SANE Forums are a safe, anonymous online community for people living with mental illness and their families, friends and carers. Thousands of Australians use the Forums everyday to support each other and share their experiences.
SANE Australia is inviting NTMHC members to join this free program, simply by integrating the service into their websites. Currently there are 49 organisations around Australia participating in the program.
First launched in May 2014, SANE is funded through the Australian Government Department of Health to develop and moderate the Forums 24/7 and carries all liability for the service.
These partnerships with community mental health organisations are vital for reaching the Forums into metropolitan, regional and rural communities around Australia, as well as providing users with diverse expertise, information, resources and referrals. Online integration of the Forums through each partner’s website creates multiple access points into the community, while reducing platform duplication in the sector and building the capacity of each partner organisation to deliver digital mental health services for their participants.
To express interest in the program, please contact:
Partnership Manager – SANE Australia
M: 0416 811 272